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1. - Ode To Gravity Michael Mantler [5.098% Popularity: 0.00000]
Ode To Gravity: Michael Mantler Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 31 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Charles Amirkhanian introduces an unsettling composition by a musician whose work lies between jazz and classical music. Michael Mantler’s piece, “Many Have No Speech” (1988), which was 18 months in the making, consists of settings of texts by Samuel Beckett, Ernst Meister, and Philippe Soupault. The vocalists include Jack Bruce, Marianne Faithfull, and Robert Wyatt. Amirkhanian talks with the composer and samples his work. (from KPFA Folio) Musical Selections: Alien [excerpt] / Michael Mantler -- Many Have No Speech [excerpts, texts by Samuel Beckett, Ernst Meister, & Philippe Soupault] (1988) / Michael Mantler Performers: Danish Radio Concert Orchestra (Many) Peder Kragerup, conductor (Many) Rick Fenn, guitar (Many) Michael Mantler, trumpet (Many) Marianne Faithfull, voice (Many) Jack Bruce, voice (Many) Robert Wyatt, voice (Many) Genres: Art Songs ; Jazz Subject: Mantler, ...
2. - Bettina Jonič on Dylan and Brecht [5.077% Popularity: 0.00000]
Bettina Jonič on Dylan and Brecht Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 54 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA On March 31, 1976, on the last day of a KPFA fundraising marathon, Bettina Jonič was interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian, about her album “The Bitter Mirror,” which is a recording of her one-woman revue show featuring songs by Bob Dylan and Bertolt Brecht. Trained as a ballet dancer and opera singer, Ms. Jonič is also an actress and renowned interpreter of the Brechtian songbook, and has, in addition, collaborated extensively with dramatists Peter Brook and Samuel Beckett, among others. In this informative interview Ms. Jonič discusses her attempt to juxtapose the songs of Dylan and Brecht, in the hopes that the marked similarity of their politics would bridge the chasm of time and style that separated these two great purveyors of 20th century protest poetry. Ms. Jonič, also talks at length about Brecht and his musical collaborators, Hanns Eisler, Paul Dressau, and Kurt...
3. - A Concert of Contemporary Avant-Garde Music [5.068% Popularity: 0.00000]
A Concert of Contemporary Avant-Garde Music Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 69 mins Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA Selections from a concert of contemporary avant-garde music probably dating back to 1968 or thereabouts. This concert was most likely organized by pianist and composer Robert Moran, who was very active in the San Francisco Bay Area during the late 1960s performing and producing concerts of experimental music, and most of the compositions included were aleatoric in nature. The first selection heard is Moran’s own “Interiors,” scored for an unspecified number of players, and performed here by a brass ensemble of San Jose State University. This is followed by Sylvano Bussotti’s “Sensitivo,” performed by a trio of musicians utilizing a variety of Oriental instruments, including bells, flute, and stringed instruments. “Credentials,” a avant-garde theatrical piece for actor and eight instruments is heard next, with Moran’s tortured monologue being accompanied by an unspecified instr...
4. - Kay Boyle Day: Part 3 [5.060% Popularity: 0.00000]
Kay Boyle Day: Part 3 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 124 min Event Type: Spoken Word Program Origin: KPFA On February 19, 1988, as part of a fund-raising marathon, KPFA presented a nine hour festival of programing in honor of Kay Boyle’s 86th birthday, which included interviews with the poet, author, and political activist and readings of her work. One of the most important American writers of the 20th century, Boyle was born in St. Paul, MN in 1902 and was educated at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. She moved to France in 1923, and spent the next twenty years associating with the best and the brightest authors and artists of Europe. She became increasingly politically active and was eventually blacklisted during the McCarthy era. This however only encouraged her and she soon became heavily involved in the civil rights, anti-Vietnam War, and nuclear disarmament movements. She taught creative writing at San Francisco State University from 1962 to 1979. She published over 40 books, i...
5. - Other Minds Festival OM 16: Panel Discussion & Concert 1 [4.959% Popularity: 0.00000]
Other Minds Festival: OM 16: Panel Discussion & Concert 1 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 126 min Event Type: Lecture / Panel Discussion Program Origin: Other Minds Additional Media Files (click to view) The 16th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 16) began with a panel discussion with some of the composers featured in the first night’s concert, held on March 3, 2011. Joining moderator Charles Amirkhanian on stage were Kyle Gann, Louis Andriessen, Agata Zubel, and Janice Giteck. Gann briefly discusses “Triskaidekaphonia I” which is the result of Gann’s desire to finally incorporate the musical equivalent of the number 13 into a composition, something he achieves with the introduction of a pure 13th harmonic at the beginning of this piece. His other featured work, “Kierkegaard, Walking,” was inspired by a European walking tour and an early interest in the Danish philosopher. Polish composer Agata Zubel discusses her decision to take up a second career as a classical concert singer, while also in...
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